A 1973 Series 3 Jaguar E-type, which starred in an early episode of BBC comedy series Only Fools and Horses, has sold for £115,875 at Silverstone Auctions’ Salon Prive sale
Silverstone Auctions has announced total sales of £3.4m at its third annual Salon Prive auction, with a special Series 3 Jaguar E-type – appearing in BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, and known as ‘Boycie’s E-type’ – making £115,875.
Appearing in the second ever episode of the popular series, titled Go West Young Man, the E-type played the part of second hand car dealer Boycie’s new car, bought as a gift for his girlfriend. Del Boy and Rodney, played by David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, decide to take the car on an adventure, which ends in the car being crashed.
The Series 3 actually came from its first and only owner, a successful Swansea businessman, who kept the car in largely original condition for the past four decades.
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– sold bang on estimate for £202,500, showing a continued strong demand for these low mileage modern classics. A 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL60 AMG, one of just 49 right-hand drive cars produced and with just 13,500 miles covered, also sold for £56,250.
Porsche also had a strong showing at the auction, with a 1988 Porsche 930 selling for £171,000, £60k over its lower estimate and an original UK 1963 Porsche 356B TG Super 90 making £146,250. At the more modern end of the scale was a 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, which sold for £208,125.
Speaking after the sale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale said: ‘I’m delighted with the results we’ve achieved on behalf of our vendors. It’s always great to see both happy sellers and buyers at an auction and we’ve certainly seen that this weekend.’